Nigeria@63: 10 takeaways from Tinubu’s independence anniversary speech

1st October 2023


Tinubu delivering his speech at the 78th UN General Assembly

By Olaniyi Apanpa

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President Bola Tinubu on Sunday delivered his second nationwide broadcast since his inauguration. This time, it was in commemoration of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary.

Tinubu in the broadcast reinstated his pledge to “reshape and modernise our economy and to secure the lives, liberty and property of the people”.

The President also highlighted the various policies his government has put in place so far including the removal of fuel subsidy, which he said was important for the country’s growth.

Here are other key takeaways from Tinubu’s speech.

1. Painful reforms undertaken by the government, (subsidy removal and foreign exchange unification) must be endured by all as it is temporary.

2. Government is doing all it can to ease the load by;

3. The introduction of N25,000 provisional wage increment to “average low-grade” workers for the next six months.